Joseph Marana earns professional airport accreditation


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News release from the American Association of Airport Executives:

Joseph Marana, A.A.E., Earns Professional Airport Accreditation
Joins elite group of airport executives who have completed all requirements of 61-year-old program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (January 22, 2016) – Mr. Joseph Marana, A.A.E., Director Operations and Facilities, Fort Wayne International Airport, Fort Wayne, IN has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).



To qualify for his distinction, Joseph had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process: (1) pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) fulfill a writing requirement, and (3) demonstrate, in the final interview by a panel of A.A.E.s, his knowledge of airport management, business administration, and general transportation economics. Joseph’s achievement attests to his ability to meet these stringent requirements and his experience in managing a public airport.

By fulfilling all the requirements leading to the title of Accredited Airport Executive, Joseph joins a select group of individuals who have earned the designation in the nearly six decades of the accreditation program’s existence. At present, fewer than 10 percent of AAAE’s members throughout the country have earned the distinction.


About AAAE
Founded in 1928, AAAE ( is the world’s largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE’s 5,000-plus members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations
that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.



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